Fact sheets

Sharks are commonly caught as bycatch, threatening the survival of some species. Photo credit: Francisco Blaha.

Technical papers


Sharks, rays, and turtles


 Popular articles


Posters and videos

  • Laurent Dagorn, a senior scientist with the French Research Institute for Development, outlines the usefulness of FADs when their use is well controlled. Video in English, produced by ISSF (3.39 mins).

  • ISSF explains the use of FADs in tuna fishing, and the need to collect more data on how they are used and how they should be used (1.00 min).

  • The Pacific Community presents a documentary that explains a typical longline expedition to catch tuna in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, from setting out to the processing of the catch back in port. It features interviews with fishers and observers, and explains the role of the observer (16.42 mins).